"ante meridiem (a.m.)" (Latin)

What does the Latin term ante meridiem (a.m.) mean?

"Ante meridiem" is a Latin term that translates to "before noon" or "before midday." It is commonly abbreviated as "A.M." and is used to indicate the time of day from midnight until noon.

Examples in Sentences

Here are three example sentences using the term "ante meridiem":
  • The train departs at 10:30 ante meridiem, so make sure to arrive early.
  • Her flight is scheduled to arrive at 8:45 ante meridiem tomorrow.
  • The breakfast buffet is available from 7:00 to 10:00 ante meridiem.
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